Girls’ Get Innovative with EPro8 Challenge

July 01, 2020 at 10:04 AM

The Girls’ School Year 7 and 8 students filled the Hall yesterday to take part in this year’s EPro8 Challenge. Grouped into teams of five, the students put their engineering, problem-solving and collaborative skills to the test and completed a range of problems using gears, wheels, pulleys, weights, tools, aluminium framing, motors, and electronics.

Whilst racing against other teams and the clock, the students were assigned four tasks to complete. Working together at their stations, the girls first had to decide which task they would complete,then plan, design, and build their chosen solution. Once completed, each group had their product tested based on set criteria, if they completed the task correctly, they were then given the green light to move onto the next task. The room was humming, and the pace was set right from the start - It was going to be a busy couple of hours for the girls!

From robotic barking dogs, theme park prototypes, lasers and bridges, the girls shared plenty of laughs and smiles along the way as they celebrated their victories. Each team was granted extra points by how well they problem solved, how fast they achieved the task, how tidy they kept their station and how professional their creations were. In the end, it was Team‘Kahu’ who won with a total of 340 points. Well done girls!

1st: Team Kahu - 340: Anastasia Milne, Mikayla Chung, Aphina Peterson, Meghan Young, Eva Kolose
2nd: Team Kereru -260: Millicent MacLeod, Stella Catchpole, Sienna Moyle, Samiya Rama, Karenpreet Kaur
3rd: Team Karearea – 210: Elisa Wu, Jamaria Tofilau Chankau, Emma Wang, Ava van Rij, Brooklyn Tuala

1st: Wishart
2nd: Hamilton
3rd:  Cargill
4th: Chalmers

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